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Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

June 12, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Constitutional conventional backers meet in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation's founding.

June 12, 2014 7:58 am
Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

In an era of congressional polarization and inability to deal with profound problems, a constitutional alternative is poised to take a second crucial step at the Indiana Statehouse in June.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Shipments on the rise at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | In 2013, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was the busiest it had been in years.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Senate leader's meeting on U.S. Constitution attracts 34 states

INDIANAPOLIS | Participants from at least 34 states will join Indiana Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, at George Washington's Mount Vernon home in Virginia Saturday to discuss the state-led process for amending the U.S. Constitution.

December 06, 2013 3:05 pm Related

EDITORIAL: A Long shot at Washington dysfunction

Indiana Senate President David Long has invited legislators from every state to join him at Mount Vernon for a Pearl Harbor Day discussion of amending the U.S. Constitution.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

October 26, 2013 10:00 pm Related
Wild Turkey has a job offer for pardoned turkey at the distillery

Wild Turkey has a job offer for pardoned turkey at the distillery

Wild Turkey has an official spokesbird job opening at the distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, just waiting for the turkey who gets the Presidential Pardon this year. ---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 15, 2012 8:30 am Photos

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John Silliman to be honored

John Silliman to be honored

VALPARAISO | An unusual ceremony will be held in Carlsbad, N.M., on July 17 to honor John Lloyd Silliman, a Marine killed in Vietnam in 1969, who is buried in Valparaiso.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am Related
Talking turkey on Thanksgiving Day

Talking turkey on Thanksgiving Day

Just in time for Thanksgiving Day, the Pew Environment Group's CAFO (that's concentrated animal feeding operation) campaign points out that Indiana ranks sixth in the nation for turkey production. That's about 16 million Hoosier turkeys (no wisecracks about politicians or bad drivers, please…

November 24, 2011 10:30 am
Local residents go digging for family histories

Local residents go digging for family histories

VALPARAISO | A family reunion that has been held annually since 1940 and a box of names are what got Ilaine Church interested in genealogy.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Rutherford closes six treasurer satellite offices

SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am
Pardon me, Mr. President

Pardon me, Mr. President

It's good to see President Barack Obama still has a sense of humor after the slap in the face voters gave him earlier this month.

November 24, 2010 5:56 pm Related
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